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50 Elm St., Dedham, MA 02026

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Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

The six District Water Commissioners are appointed for three-year staggered terms, three by the Dedham Select Board and three by the Westwood Select Board. They typically meet twice per month.

Town of Dedham

Robert M. Lexander

Robert was an employee of the Dedham-Westwood Water District for 41 years, with the last 19 of his career holding the position of Production Superintendent.

He is a licensed water operator holding his Water Treatment Grade 4 and Water Distribution Grade 4 licenses through the Massachusetts Division of Occupational licensure.

Eric L. Merithew

Appointed to the Water Commission in 2021, Eric is a graduate of WPI and UMass Medical School with a Ph.D. in biochemistry.

He is a consultant and service manager for the municipal and industrial water and wastewater industry, with a broad range of experience in treatment, distribution, and revenue optimization. He lives in Dedham with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Ethan and Grace.

John M. Healy

Board Member
John was appointed as a Water commissioner in April of 2022.

He is a 1995 graduate of Bridgewater State College BS in Sociology and BA History, 1998 MS Criminal Justice administration Western New England College, 2004 JD Massachusetts School of Law, 2007 CAGS Leadership Northeastern University. 2008 Certification from Massachusetts Division of Local Services in residential and commercial assessing and valuation.

Previously, he served on the Town of Dedham's Finance Committee, Capital Expenditures Committee, School Committee, and Board of Assessors.

John is a ratepayer, lifelong Dedham resident, and business owner of Healy Law Offices LLC, specializing in Elder Law and Estate Planning, Municipal Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Law.

Town of Westwood

Gary A. Yessaillian

Appointed to the Water Commission in 2016, Gary works in the high tech industry and has been involved in various Westwood civic activities.

Louis Kustwan

Board Member

Recently appointed to the Water Commission in 2023, Louis is an experienced business development and sales executive for I.T. industries.

Louis is a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Early on in his career, he worked in the water and environmental engineering municipal industry.

He has lived in Westwood for 23 years.

Mark D. Phillips

Board Member

Mark was appointed to the Water Commission in 2022. He is a seasoned water and wastewater professional with close to thirty-five years of experience working in business development, sales, account management, and engineering for the industry.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

He is an active member of the Westwood community, volunteering his time for youth sports, including, little league, lacrosse, soccer, and football.

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Meeting Calendar

03 October 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dedham-Westwood Water District, 50 Elm Street
Dedham, 02026 United States

DWWD General Business Meeting, Tuesday, October 3, 6:30-8 p.m. This meeting will be hybrid, meaning the public can join in person or via Zoom. Reference upcoming meeting agenda information. Zoom Link: […]